Press Release

Kirkland Advises Thoma Bravo on Public Takeover Offer for EQS Group AG

Kirkland & Ellis advised Thoma Bravo, a leading software investment firm, on entering into an investment agreement with EQS Group AG, a leading international cloud provider in the fields of corporate compliance, investor relations and ESG, under which Thoma Bravo will support the future growth of EQS and launch a public takeover offer for all outstanding shares of EQS at an offer price of EUR 40.00 in cash per share. The transaction marks Thoma Bravo's first investment in a German company.

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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partner Benjamin Leyendecker and transactional associates Johannes Rowold, Friedrich Focke and Antonia Gaupp, as well as transactional associate Philipp S. Poitiers, and included transactional partner Vincent Bergin; antitrust & competition partner Matthew Sinclair-Thomson; investment funds partners Katie St. Peters and Amy Fox; debt finance partner Kirsteen Nicol; and tax partner Anthony Antioch.